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For an additional meaning of "Private", please see privacy.

Private was a military rank, the equivalent of which is used by the service organizations of many civilizations. As a traditional infantry grade, private is the lowest enlisted rank in a fighting organization, below a corporal and above a recruit. In comparison to naval ranking systems, this rank is approximately equivalent to the naval able-crewman rank.

This grade has been suggested to exist in some form in other rank arrangements, such as the Bajoran Militia. (citation needededit)

Some rank systems use different grades of private, such as the junior "private recruit", (citation needededit) and the more senior "private first class." (TOS: "Patterns of Force")

The United Earth MACO forces used this rank in the 2150s. The insignia patch was a triangular blue field, bordered in gold, with one white chevron under a white star. (Star Trek: Enterprise)

During the Q Civil War, which represented the Continuum by an illusion of the American Civil War, one of the Q guarding the tent where Q and Kathryn Janeway were held was referred to as a private by an incoming captain. (VOY: "The Q and the Grey")

List of Privates

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This chart shows only general equivalencies based on the ranks used by many governments on Earth, as well as the rest of the galaxy.
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